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Max Alexander

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Max Alexander
BornCarl Max Alexis Rhodin
March 31, 1848
Copenhagen, Denmark
DiedSeptember 15, 1924 (age 76)

Max Alexander (1848-1924), the stage name of Carl Max Alexis Rhodin, toured Europe with his magical show.


His magical career started at the age of 18. He lived for seven years in London, a few years in Hamburg and twelve years in Riga. Alexander would tour England (1872, 1880-86) and Latvia (1889-1905).

His two successive assistant-wives were "Rhombello" and "Rosa Alexander".[1]

From about the turn of the century he lived in Copenhagen and performed regularly in the Scandinavian countries. One of his main feats was a coin-catching routine.

One of his sons was to be known as Brazil Jack, who for many years run a circus and also appeared as a magician. Another son, Max von Rhodin, toured Sweden as a magician for a few years.[2]


  • The Parlour Magician: A Handy Book for the Amateur Conjuror (1863)


  1. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
  2. Magic Cauldron No. 42, December 1971